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  1. Teaching Tough Topics

    Teaching Tough Topics shows teachers how to lead students to become caring citizens as they read and respond to quality children’s literature. It focuses on topics that can be challenging to teach, yet are key to building a better understanding of social justice, diversity and equity. Each chapter in this practical book deals with an important tough topic designed to help students consider their own identities and the identities of others. Detailed lessons throughout the book offer independent and interactive activities that support diversity, empathy and tolerance. The lessons incorporate key picture books, novels, poetry, scripts and nonfiction as sources for responding through talk, writing and the arts.

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    A$39.95
  2. Keeping It Real and Relevant: Building Authentic Relationships in Your Diverse Classroom

    How can we ensure that all students, regardless of cultural background or socioeconomic status, are granted equitable opportunities to succeed in the classroom and beyond? In Keeping It Real and Relevant: Building Authentic Relationships in Your Diverse Classroom, author and educator Ignacio Lopez offers hard-won lessons that educators at all levels can apply to teaching, assessing, counselling and designing interventions for learners from all walks of life. These insights are all rooted in the same core principle: building deep and meaningful relationships with students is the key driver of their success. Here, Lopez outlines simple but ingenious steps for addressing these needs holistically, in a way that takes no extra time yet amply enhances the learning experience for students.

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    A$24.95
  3. Philosophy for Teens: Questioning Life’s Big Ideas

    What is love? Is lying always wrong? Is beauty a matter of fact, or a matter of taste? What is discrimination? The answers to these questions, and more, are examined in Philosophy for Teens: Questioning Life's Big Ideas, an in-depth, teenager-friendly look at the philosophy behind everyday issues. Sharon M. Kaye, PhD, and Paul Thomson, PhD, examine some of life's biggest topics, such as lying, cheating, love, beauty, the role of government, hate and prejudice, in this bare bones, casual and engaging book, written directly for and field-tested with teenagers. Both sides of the debates are covered on every issue, with information from some of the world's most noted philosophers included in a conversational style that teenagers will love.

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    A$29.95
  4. Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap: Liberating Mindsets to Effect Change

    Ensure learning equality in every classroom. Investigate previous and current policies designed to help close the achievement gap. Examine predominant mindsets that contradict school missions to promote equal academic opportunities, and consider the psychological impact this has on students. Explore strategies for adopting a new mindset that frees educators and students from negative academic performance expectations.

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    A$41.25
  5. How to Reach the Hard to Teach: Excellent Instruction for Those Who Need It Most

    How to Reach the Hard to Teach presents a thoughtful and practical approach to achieving breakthrough success with linguistically and culturally diverse students who struggle in school. You'll learn specific practices associated with each principle and see how real-life teachers are employing these practices in their classrooms so that all students have the opportunity to learn and get optimal support for that learning. This book is about shining that light of possibility on the students who challenge us most, interrogating our beliefs, and taking action to ensure they receive the best instruction we have to offer.

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    A$35.95
  6. Teaching Globally: Reading the World Through Literature

    In today's globally connected world, it is essential for students to have an understanding of multiple cultures and perspectives. In this edited collection, Kathy Short, Deanna Day and Jean Schroeder bring together fourteen educators who use global children's literature to help students explore their own cultural identities as they inquire into global cultures. Teaching Globally is filled with vignettes from F-8 urban and rural schools that describe successes and struggles, as well as real examples of students responding to global literature. Lists of book recommendations, websites and professional books, as well as an appendix of global text sets complete this must-have resource.

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    A$39.95
  7. The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning & Teaching

    Modern learning must be global, providing inter-cultural understanding and collaboration to personalise learning, achieve curriculum objectives and bring the world to students. Educators must be empowered and learning environments must be connected in order to 'flatten' learning around the globe. This calls for a shift in pedagogy, a shift in mindset and the integration of digital and online technologies. In The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning and Teaching, author and global education forerunner Julie Lindsay shares pedagogical approaches and examples to empower educators and education leaders to make meaningful connections.

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    A$42.95

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